Master Pull Winch Cable - Stronger Than Steel - TechPosted in How To on September 1, 2002
Safety is sometimes the most overlooked issue when it comes to purchasing parts. Although, when it comes to vehicle recovery equipment, you want to make sure you are getting the safest, most reliable piece of equipment money can buy. However, that isn't always the case. A company called Master-Pull produces a line of recovery equipment for winching operations that is literally second to none. And for Master-Pull, safety truly is the number one priority.
Master-Pull's winch rope was originally developed for use in the off-shore fishing industry. Anyone with experience in that arena will tell you that it's an extremely harsh, corrosive environment in which equipment has to work the first time every time. The winch rope is actually a 12-strand plasma rope that consists of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, and it is manufactured in many lengths and diameters. To give you an idea of its strength, 125 feet of 3/8-inch rope has a 17,500-pound rating. That's almost twice as strong as the highest-rated winches on the market today. Master-Pull even produces a latch-type, safety-closure hook rated at 17,600 pounds to work in conjunction with the winch rope, which allows you to do away the not-so-safe non-closable hook that came with your winch. The rope is UV-protected and is available in yellow, purple, and gray. The rope's lightweight construction enables it to float on water and will reduce the weight of your winch setup by as much as 25 pounds.
The sport of rockcrawling has quickly become very popular, and with tougher trails being added each year, the possibility of vehicles requiring the use of winches during these competitions is almost certain. ARCA felt that the use of conventional wire cable during competition was simply not safe around the increasing number of spectators at these events. Although a rarity, mishaps do happen, and a broken cable flying through the air could cause serious injury. If a Master-Pull winch rope snaps, however, it simply falls to the ground. ARCA saw this as a huge advantage and now requires that all vehicles competing in ARCA-sanctioned events use a rope-type cable substitute such as the Mater-Pull winch rope.
Whether you're concerned about safety, tired of getting metal slivers in your hands, or just can't stand looking at that old, rusty cable anymore, Master-Pull has the solution.
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In addition to its winch lines, Master-Pull also offers an array of recovery equipment such as tow straps, tree savers, snatch blocks, and a variety of shackles. In fact, much of this equipment is available as part of its heavy-duty recovery kits.